It was quite interesting to hear a teenager’s perspective about online profiles. They really are dangerous! It is often hard for a teenager to take a parent’s advice when told not to give out personal information but more teenagers need to start listening and warning their peers about how dangerous the internet really is. You can never be 100% sure of who you are talking to. Some sites make it unreasonably easy for dangerous people to find out what you look like, how old you are, where you live and where you go to school. There is no reason why you should have any of your personal information online. Be smart.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.